Antibiotic Treatment of Spinal Wound Infections

In this spine surgery lecture, principles of antibiotic treatment of spinal wound infections are discussed.

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Lecturer: Vivienne Weston, MBBS, MSc, FRCP

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  • Pre- and Post- Learning Assessments
  • Additional Learning Materials (Standard Package only)
  • Up to 3 CME Credits

DOI: 10.28962/01.3.154

Ref.ID: 8_6_weston

What you will cover in this lecture

This spine surgery lecture covers antibiotic treatment of spinal wound infections. Post-operative infection is multifactorial. S. aureus is an important pathogen in all wound infections but, in late onset implant infections, Proprionobacteria and Coagulase negative Staphylococci must also be considered. Samples are important to establish the causative organism(s). Antibiotic treatment should be reviewed and rationalised with the results of cultures. Surgical debridement is important and a surgical emergency if signs of septic shock or rapidly spreading infection occur despite treatment.

Learning Objectives

  1. To appreciate incidence and risk factors for, and the microbiology of, spinal wound infections
  2. To understand microbiological investigation
  3. To understand importance of identifying the causative organism and sensitivity
  4. To know the indications for additional surgical therapy
  5. To understand principles of monitoring of patient on treatment

Target Groups

Practicing Spine Surgeons

in Orthopaedic or Neurosurgical services for Continuing Education or recertification

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Lecture Presentation

Antibiotic Treatment of Spinal Wound Infections

Includes:

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  • Pre- and Post- Learning Assessments
  • Additional Learning Materials (Standard Package only)
  • Up to 3 CME Credits

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